Elizabeth Warren Confesses To A Lie
Several weeks into the controversy, Elizabeth Warren finally conceded late Wednesday that she herself provided information about her Native American background to Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania when she was hired, via the Boston Globe:
“At some point after I was hired by them, I . . . provided that information to the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard,’’ she said in a statement issued by her campaign. “My Native American heritage is part of who I am, I’m proud of it and I have been open about it.’’
Warren’s statement is her first acknowledgment that she identified herself as Native American to the Ivy League schools. While she has said she identified herself as a minority in a legal directory, she has carefully avoided any suggestion during the last month that she took further actions to promote her purported heritage.
When the issue first surfaced last month, Warren said she only learned Harvard was claiming her as a minority when she read it in the Boston Herald.Warren has repeatedly said she had no idea why Harvard was actively promoting her as a Native American hire, and a "woman of color." Republicans have also drilled down arguing that Warren hasn't proven she actually has Native American heritage, a side issue that is likely going to continue now that she's opened the floodgates by admitting the information came from her.